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When Calvin Barrick was going to submarine school in New London he signed up for the navy’s V12 program which was...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
Jack Thornhill went to see the destroyer on exhibit in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: the USS Kidd (DD-661)]. Even...
Fred Bergeron saw three carriers as well as battle ships, cruisers and destroyers spread out over a very wide area. The...
Ralph Weymouth was aboard the Saratoga [Annotator's Note: USS Saratoga (CV-3)] in San Diego when he learned of the...
Billy Grieves rode the Falcon [Annotator's Note: US Navy submarine rescue ship USS Falcon (AM-28 /ASR-2)] down to New...
Robert Swan and three other guys in his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44)] rented a house. Each...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Thresher (SS-200).] The islands [Annotator...
Martin Carmody was briefed that there were no available carriers for them to fly off of. The Saratoga [Annotator's Note...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Lloyd Duncan was quartered in Oceana, Virginia. They reported in every day and flew missions when ordered to. Three...
Robert Swan and the other officers in his squadron, Patrol Squadron 44 or VP-44, did everything underground while they...
During the first night they [Annotator's Note: Harlan Twible and the other survivors of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)]...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
From New Guinea, Jack Yusen and the other survivors [Annotator's Note: survivors of the 25 October 1944 sinking of the...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
One day, Jack Yusen heard his name called and he was ordered to report to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). Yusen and...
Jack Glass believes that good commanders made the USS Enterprise (CV-6) such a good ship. There was hardly anyone in...
Robert Freligh was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. He moved to Adrian, Michigan where he went to live in an...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
They returned to Pearl Harbor but didn't stay long enough for Clayton Fisher to train. He still hadn't made any dives...
As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
James Allen remembers Henry Glinski coming aboard with him. Glinski was a couple years older than Allen. Allen had...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
George Morgan waited on his orders to attend the Naval Prep School for the Naval Academy. Something was delaying them...
Robert Swan joined the Navy to avoid the draft. He was flying in Missoula where was going to school. He only had a year...
Harlan Twible and many others saw the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] as it went down. They were...
Ralph Weymouth's first combat action was off Guadalcanal. They were supporting the landings on the seventh [Annotator's...

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